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Tech Tip: What is Headspace
Tech Tip: What is Headspace

In this Tech Tip, Brownells gun tech Steve Ostrem explains what headspace is and why it's one of the most critical measurements on nearly all firearms.

Tech Tip: AR-15 Headspace
Tech Tip: AR-15 Headspace

In this Tech Tip, Brownells gun tech Steve Ostrem walks users step-by-step through the process of checking headspace on their AR-15 rifles, but new and used.

Tech Tip: Bolt Action Headspace
Tech Tip: Bolt Action Headspace

In this Tech Tip, Brownells gun tech Steve Ostrem explains how to check headspace on a few popular Bolt Action Rifles.

Tech Tip: AR-15 Pistols
Tech Tip: AR-15 Pistols

In this Tech Tip, Brownells gun tech Steve Ostrem explains the various choices users have when building an AR-15 Pistol.

Brownells Tech Tip: Gas System Alignment
Brownells Tech Tip: Gas System Alignment

In this Tech Tip by Brownells, gun tech Steve Ostrem explains the most surefire ways to align your gas block.

Brownells Tech Tip: AR-15 Twist Rates
Brownells Tech Tip: AR-15 Twist Rates

In this Tech Tip Brownells gun tech Steve Ostrem explains AR-15 twist rates, ideal bullet weights, and their applications.

Brownells Tech Tip: AR-15 Gas Systems
Brownells Tech Tip: AR-15 Gas Systems

In this Tech Tip Brownells gun tech Steve Ostrem explains AR-15 gas systems.

Brownells Tech Tip: AR-15 5.56/.223/.223 Wylde
Brownells Tech Tip: AR-15 5.56/.223/.223 Wylde

In this Tech Tip Brownells gun tech Steve Ostrem explains the difference between 5.56 NATO, .223 Remington, and .223 Wylde caliber ammunition.

Brownells Tech Tip: Mil-Spec vs. Commercial Buffer Tubes
Brownells Tech Tip: Mil-Spec vs. Commercial Buffer Tubes

In this Tech Tip by Brownells, gun tech Steve Ostrem explains the differences between commercial and mil-spec buffer tubes.

Brownells - How to Install An AR-15/M16 Trigger
Brownells - How to Install An AR-15/M16 Trigger

This video demonstrates in detail how to properly remove and install a trigger into an AR-15/M16.

Brownells Reloading Series - Part 8 - Reloading Series Conclusion
Brownells Reloading Series - Part 8 - Reloading Series Conclusion

A wrap up to the Brownells Reloading Series. This segment addresses regularly asked questions.

Brownells Reloading Series - Part 6 - Loading a Bottle Neck Cartridges
Brownells Reloading Series - Part 6 - Loading a Bottle Neck Cartridges

A step by step demonstration of how to load a bottle neck cartridge.

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Brownells Spray-On Paint Series
Brownells Spray-On Paint Series

Using spray finishes on your firearm can provide greater protection from the elements, fulfill a specific purpose like turkey or waterfowl hunting, and/or make additional accessories better match your gun’s finish.

Brownells Dovetail Sight Punch
Brownells Dovetail Sight Punch

Brownells Dovetail Sigh Punches are designed to help with the installation, removal, and adjustment of front and rear handgun sights.

Brownells Roll Pin Punch Bench Set
Brownells Roll Pin Punch Bench Set

We combined 19 of our most popular roll pin punches and added a handy bench block to come up with the perfect punch set for the busy shop or department armor.

Series I Universal Sear Stoning Fixture
Series I Universal Sear Stoning Fixture

I recommend using Brownells India Stone No. Mf-46 or FF-46 and Brownells Machinist Clamp No. 362. If clamp is used, it is best to drill 3/16" hole approx. 5/16" from the end of the clamp jaw.

GT4 Front Sight Tool For Glocks
GT4 Front Sight Tool For Glocks

GT4 Front Sight Tool For Glocks

AR-15/ M16 Bolt Radius Scraper
AR-15/ M16 Bolt Radius Scraper

Read & Follow These Instructions

1911 Frame Measurements
1911 Frame Measurements

Thought we'd share a simple cheat sheet to fit your slide and frame on your next 1911 build.

Sinclair Ruger #1 Hammer Spring Tool Instructions
Sinclair Ruger #1 Hammer Spring Tool Instructions

STEP ONE: Remove the hammer spring assembly from the firearm. To do this, you cock the lever, and on the forward end of the hammer strut there is a hole exposed, just forward of the hammer spring retaining washer.

Mossberg 500/835 acton slide tube changes
Mossberg 500/835 acton slide tube changes

Short article explaining different generations of Mossberg slide tubes

Ruger XR, XR3-RED & New Model grip frames.
Ruger XR, XR3-RED & New Model grip frames.

Explanation about different generations of Ruger single action revolvers.

Ruger Mini-30 bore specs
Ruger Mini-30 bore specs

A short descriptions about the Mini-30 bore

Browning Citori Type definitions.
Browning Citori Type definitions.

Explanation of different generations of Citoris